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Founded in 1527, one of the oldest universities in the world, Philipps University of Marburg, Germany is ranked in the top 300 universities in the world by The Times Higher Education Ranking 2019. The university enrolls more than 20,000 students every year of which around 14 percent are international students.
The Philipps University of Marburg offers undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and short-term programs in 16 different disciplines. Some of the most popular disciplines among international students are Law, Business and Economics, Social Sciences, Computer Sciences, and Education.
Some of the courses offered by the University are restricted to the german students only like Medicine and Pharmacy.
|Application Portal||Official Website or uni-assist|
|Application Fees||For applying via Uni-assist 75 EUR|
(30 EUR per additional course)
|Language Requirement||German and English|
|Average IELTS Score||5 to 7|
The Philipps University of Marburg has a two-semester intake, All applicants must submit the application form before the application deadlines. Application deadlines for a few of the undergraduate and graduate courses may vary by a month.
The general deadline for both Undergraduate and Graduate courses are mentioned here.
All the international students who want to study in one of the programs offered by the Philipps University of Marburg will have to fulfill the language, admission, and financial requirements to be eligible for admission to study at the German University.
International applicants have to get their academic records/transcripts of all the previously attended institution(s) authenticated by one of the following authorities:
Document Requirements for International Students
International students are required to prove a German language proficiency level to study in Germany as well as English Language proficiency for some of the courses. The minimum required scores by the university for accepted tests are mentioned in the following table for the reference of applicants.
German Proficiency Test Score
|TestDaf Certificate||At least 4 points in all sections|
|Goethe Certification C2||Diploma|
English Proficiency Test Score
|Test||Minimum required Score|
|TOEFL iBT||72 to 95|
|IELTS||5 to 7|
|Common European Framework of Reference for Languages of the Council of Europe||Level B2 to C1|
To obtain a study visa for Germany the applicants must have:
Where to Apply: Course Webpage of the University website or Uni-assist.
Application Fee: 75 EUR + 30 EUR(per additional course)
Applicants must have qualified higher secondary education or equivalent that is recognized by the universities in Germany.
The University offers a BA degree in Anglophone Studies with English as the medium of instruction. The language requirement for the same is given below:
|Course||Application Portal||Academic Requirements||Minimum English Language Proficiency|
|BA- Anglophone Studies||University Portal||Academic Certificates|
German Skills DSH 2
|TOEFL iBT: 90|
TOEFL PBT: 577
After submission of the application, applicants will receive a message via email whether their documentation is complete or not. Once the documentation is complete the process for issuing the Letter of acceptance will take place.
The Philipps University of Marburg offers more than 30 courses in the areas of Science, Social Sciences, Humanities, Law and Medicine in the English and German language. The application process to apply for Graduate courses is the same as that of undergraduate programs.
Mentioned below are the requirements for admission to some of the popular courses with the English medium of instruction.
|Course||Application Portal||Application Deadline||Academic Requirements||Minimum English Language Proficiency|
|MS – Functional Materials||University or Uni-assist||July 15||Bachelor’s degree in Science or Engineering||TOEFL: 72|
|M.Sc – Economics, and Institutions||University portal||Winter: July 15|
Summer: Jan 15
|Bachelors’ degree with 90 credit points in Economic skills||TOEFL: 95|
IELTS: 7 CAE
|M.Sc – Economics of the Middle East; and International Political Economy (Double Degree)||University Portal||July 15||Bachelors’ degree with 72 credit points in Economic skills and knowledge of Mathematics and Statistics||TOEFL: 95|
IELTS: 7 CAE
Documents Requirements: Academic Transcripts, Letter of Interest, Tabular resume, Language Proficiency score, Letter of Recommendation
The Philipps University of Marburg also offers Doctorate programs(Ph.D.) in various fields. International students can apply for the Doctorate program through University Admission portal with the following documents:
The applicants receive suitability points on the basis of documents submitted for admission. For some courses achieving a level of 7 suitability points guarantees direct admission to the course without any interview. Given below are some key points on suitability points:
Based on the suitability points and selection interview conducted via video conferencing, applicants are offered admission into the Graduate and Doctoral program at the Philipps University of Marburg.